Located approximately 4km from the heart of the city, Kempegowda international Airport operates domestic and international flights to major cities around the globe. It is becoming increasingly easy to travel from one end of India and to many global destinations conveniently via domestic flights such as Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the southern state of Karnataka. Bangalore is the main gateway to various exotic places of South India. Bangalore lacks historical sites but the city makes up for it with its relaxed and liberal atmosphere and pleasant weather. Known as the Garden City, this city has a wide range of bars and gardens where visitors can go to unwind. Nature lovers will enjoy the Bannerghatta National Park where you will find everything from avifauna to tigers and panthers. Visitors will be able to hop from the Narasimha Temple to the underground temple of Malleswaram. The Hulimav Cave Temple and the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple are two temples not to be missed.
The best way to get to the airport from the city is via taxi. Hire a cab from Karnataka Taxi, MegaCabs and Meru Cabs. You can also take the airport shuttle to the airport. For more information, log onto www.mybmtc.com
Where to go
If you’re a nature lover, GoAir offers frequent daily flights to the charming coastal city of Goa. Goa is a nature-lover’s paradise and is one of the best spots in India for wildlife-watching, with an abundance of brilliant birdlife and a fine collection of flora and fauna. Be sure not to miss the Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary to scout out birds and beasts alike --but remember not to feed the macaques! Goa is also a haven of holistic health therapies. From Ashtanga to Zen, every imaginable form of yoga, along with reiki, Ayurveda massage and a whole array of other holistic health regimens are practised in Goa. There are many host retreat centres for meditation and yoga courses.
A short flight on SpiceJet brings you to the upcoming city of Pune. This city is surrounded by verdant hills and beautiful lakes, and is known for its temperate climate. It is an upcoming city with towering skyscrapers. Spend the day exploring magnificent forts and ancient temples. This city is the centre of traditional Marathi culture where education, arts and craft, and theatres are well showcased and easily accessible to any curious visitor.
For a unique experience, head to the Amritsar. Visitors have an array of flights to choose from such as Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India that flies from Kempegowda international Airport to this city. Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple. Visitors are allowed to enter the shrine but be sure to remove your shoes and cover your head with a scarf. Head to the Guru-Ka-Langar where you can get free vegetarian meals. Volunteer your time there by helping wash the plates.
There are flights from Bangalore to the cultural city of Sharjah on Air Arabia. Explore the old houses located along Burj Avenue and Al-Maraija Road. Be sure to visit the Al Hisn Fort, Literature Square with House of Poetry and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilsation to learn more about culture and its historical past. For those interested in art, do visit the Sharjah Art Mueum which houses regional and international art exhibits. Do head to the blue Souq for an awesome shopping experience. You will be able to shop for everything here from gold and expensive designer clothes to finds from far afield such as Afghanistan and Tibet.
Air France takes you frequently from Kempegowda to the capital of France. Purchase the Paris Museum Pass and explore over 70 different museums and monuments around Paris. Explore grand landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Catacombs and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Be sure not to miss the Louvre, one of the finest museums in the world. It is also the home of the Mona Lisa and innumerable other masterpieces.
Travel to the land of smiles, Bangkok via Thai Airways International from Bangalore. From the turquoise waters of its southern islands to verdant expanse of its northern highlands, the Land of Smiles never fails to attract visitors from all over the world. Visitors will be amazed by the beautifully preserved heritage of the many cities in Thailand.
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